Nankang NS2R

Dry Grip 91%
Wet Grip 68%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 87%
Wear 72%
Comfort 56%
Buy again 80%

The Nankang NS2R is a Extreme Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 36 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 106,171 miles driven.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
175/50 R13 72V          
175/50 R13 72V          
185/60 R13 84V XL   F B 71  
185/60 R13 84V XL   F B 71  
185/60 R14 86V XL   F B 71  
185/60 R14 86V XL   F B 71  
195/50 R15 86W XL   F B 71  
195/50 R15 82W   F B 71  
195/50 R15 82W   F B 71  
195/50 R15 86W XL   F B 71  
205/50 R15 89W XL   F B 71  
195/55 R15 85W   G B 71  
195/55 R15 85W   G B 71  
195/55 R15 89W XL   F B 71  
195/55 R15 89W XL   F B 71  
205/45 R16 87W XL   F B 71  
205/45 R16 87W XL   F B 71  
225/45 R16 89W   F B 71  
205/55 R16 91W   F B 71  
205/55 R16 91W   F B 71  
205/40 R17 84W XL   F B 71  
235/40 R17 94W XL   F B 72  
235/40 R17 94W XL   F B 72  
235/40 R17 94W XL   F B 72  
255/40 R17 94W   F B 73  
255/40 R17 94W   F B 73  
255/40 R17 98W XL   F B 73  
255/40 R17 98W XL   F B 73  
215/45 R17 91W XL   F B 71  
215/45 R17 91W XL   F B 71  
215/45 R17 91W XL   F B 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   F B 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   F B 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   F B 71  
235/45 R17 97W XL   F B 72  
235/45 R17 97W XL   F B 72  
255/35 R18 180Y XL   F B 73  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   F B 73  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   F B 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   F B 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   F B 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   F B 73  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F B 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F B 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F B 71  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   F B 72  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   F B 72  
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Size Price Range  
195/45 R17 £81.50 - £120.80 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R15 £57.50 - £72.83 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £80.00 - £104.20 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £78.10 - £110.40 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/40 R18 £93.00 - £138.90 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
265/35 R18 £117.00 - £148.90 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Nankang NS2R Review

Given 93% while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 5SPD (265/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Super grip, Dry or Wet. I had this tire on my Evo8(700hp) and BMW M4.
Both cars are for daily and track. About 10,000 miles or more.
In short, NS-2R treadwear 120 is almost identical to AD-08. This is not what I feel, data says so. Lateral G; AD-08 1.3G, NS-2R 1.3G. Braking G; AD-08 0.8G, NS-2R 0.8G. Best Lap time also was very identical within 0.1s. Which means its drivebility is about the same too.
This is insane performance when you think of the price tag.
Mileage is also crazy. Almost not understandable. I don't understand why NS-2R goes more than 30~50% more than AD-08. Why doesn't the other tire companies make like Nankang does?
For the money, I'd give the best rating except comfort. But Hey, No sport tires are comfortable.
223 - tyre reviewed on March 18, 2016   

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Given 74% while driving a Vauxhall Vauxhall Astravan 1.9 CDTi 150 Sportive (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Absolutely brilliant in the summer. They stick to the road like shit to a blanket.
Horrendous in the winter, especially when wet. If you do manage to get some heat into them during the winter months, I'd still advise you to take care cornering at even reasonable speeds. I have no idea where the rating for these in the wet comes from. They do displace water well, and I've noticed a massive difference when hitting standing water at speed, they do seem to keep the vehicle more stable, but other than that they're awful.
I've used them solely on the road for the last 6 months, from the start of summer and into the early winter months in the UK, and they've worn reasonably. I've covered maybe 2,500-3,000 miles. There's still plenty of life left in them, and they were pushed hard in the summer when new. They're a good tyre if you can pick them up for a reasonable price, maybe look for some part-worn's with decent life left, but I'm not sure if they're worth the £85-90 a tyre I paid brand new, especially not when comparing them to the alternatives.
1 - tyre reviewed on January 4, 2020   
Given 76% while driving a Honda Integra R DC5 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
great tyre in the day and even done a track day on them, dodgy in the wet.
7 - tyre reviewed on October 30, 2019   
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Given 76% while driving a Honda Integra R DC5 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
great tyre in the day and even done a track day on them, dodgy in the wet.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 30, 2019   
Given 71% while driving a Suzuki swift sport (195/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10 spirited miles
I got these tyres on my Suzuki Swift Sport 2014 when I imported it from Japan.
One of the best tyres I've used till now.
Holds onto the road like a train on the rails!
Dry drip is just outstanding, wet grip is okay when the tyres are 100% heated.. But still, have to be careful..
The noise is not that disturbing, if you are playing music or if you have a sport exhaust youwon't pay much attention to it.
I had adjustable coilovers on my car and it was set to 75% stiff.. So its obvious I won't get the best comfort but as a little sport car it was fine for me.
Will definitely buy again if they sell the same dimensions in my country.
3 - tyre reviewed on September 25, 2019   
Given 72% while driving a Renault R26.R (235/40 R18 W) on track for 250 spirited miles
Fitted these for track purposes having been using Conti Force Contact for the last few years (which are sadly no longer made). Dry grip is impressive and communication/feedback is very good. I found them to be pretty progressive when they started to give up - but as you'd expect - not as good as the Conti (which were twice the price I hasten to add).

I haven't yet tried them in the wet so can't comment on that side of things, but they are incredibly noisy (sounds like all four wheel bearings have failed) and the ride is unforgiving - which is absolutely fine in a track tyre.

In short, I wouldn't run them as road tyre (even if they do turn out to be brilliant in the wet) but as a very cost effective track day they get my vote. I'll try the AR-1 next and just hope it doesn't rain...
4 - tyre reviewed on May 11, 2019   

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